Tuesday, January 23, 2007

The Cape Ann

This recommendation, The Cape Ann by Faith Sullivan, comes to us from my entire book club. I think this may be the only book that we have all 1) finished and 2) completely loved. Told from the point of view of Lark, a little girl growing up in the Depression, the book centers around her parents troubled marriage. Lark and her mother dream of building a home of their own, pouring over blueprints for their dream home, a Cape Ann. Her father seems satisfied with their current living arrangements, a sectioned off room in the train depot where he works. The story unfolds to include her mother's family, in particular her aunt, who's tumultuous life plays a huge role in the second half of the novel. There is a sequel, Gardenias, which I haven't read, but plan to soon. (Warning: the description of Gardenias has mild spoilers for the Cape Ann)

1 comment:

Stacy said...

I loved this book Sara! I'm starting to read "Gardenias" and just finished "The Empress of One". "The Empress of One" is the story from Sally Wheeler's point of view growing up in Harvester. Although not as good as "The Cape Ann", I would recommend it.